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Just Economics

Property And Values

Property And Values Edited by Charles Geisler and Gail Daneker (Island Press, 2000) Property and Values offers a fresh look at property rights issues, bringing together scholars, attorneys, government officials, community development practitioners, and environmental advocates to consider new and more socially equitable forms of ownership. The book synthesizes much innovative thinking on ownership in land and housing, and signals how that thinking might be used across America.

The Value of Land in Economics

The Value of Land in Economics

Economics As If Values Mattered, part 1

BY CHUCK MATTHEI

AS OFTEN AS economic issues occupy our personal thoughts or dominate public discourse, the subject of “economics” remains confusing and even intimidating to many people. It seems to be vast, highly technical, and quite impersonal—yet we are each so profoundly affected by its realities.

Despite appearances, economics is in essence …

Faith and Finance

Faith and Finance

Economics as if Values Mattered, part 2

BY CHUCK MATTHEI

BENEATH ALL OF THE EMBOSSED certificates deposit books, and daily market reports, investments are human relationships. Capital, after all, represents labor and land. and whether it is accumulated from wages or donations, rents or product sales, inheritance or other unearned income, we might appropriately ask three questions: With whom are …

The Spirit Of Work

The Spirit Of Work

Economics As If Values Mattered, part 3

BY CHUCK MATTHEI

OF ALL THE ECONOMIC challenges confronting us, none is more complex and contentious than the problem of employment. The character and culture of labor are changing, even more than that of land or capital. From the definition of meaningful work to salary scales, corporate structures, and strategies for job creation, …

Student Handbook on Community Investment by Colleges and Universities

Produced by Equity Trust Inc.
This 26-page handbook is available in pdf format:
Student Handbook

INTRODUCTION: Recent years have seen an exciting growth in the number of students concerned with the issues of poverty, economic injustice, and environmental degradation. This new level of student engagement with these global issues – perhaps most publicly illustrated with the 1999 protests against the …